Sylvia Cervantes Blush

Director, Music Theatre, Latinx Theatre
Theatre Arts

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Education

M.F.A. Director of Theatre, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A. Theatre Arts, Performance, California State University Long Beach

A.A. Cerritos Community College

Contact

Theatre Arts Building

Meet Sylvia

Sylvia Cervantes Blush is a Mexican-American theater artist from Bell Gardens, CA and a first gen Master of Fine Arts, Director of Theater. Her artistic journey began as a dancer, doubled as an actor, and now uses those two passions to inform her creative visions as a director. With the Oregon Shakespeare Festival she has directed a staged reading of The Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre for the Latinx Play Project and was assistant director to Marcela Lorca on The Count of Monte Cristo. As a Mellon Fellow she served her residency during the 2014 Encuentro Festival at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. She was an assistant director and choreographer on El Largo Camino de Hoy/The Long Road Today: a play inspired by and for the residents of Santa Ana for South Coast Repertory. In 2017, she spearheaded the Latinx Theater Comunión at UCLA, a student run organization exploring the works by classical and contemporary Latinx writers. Directing credits include: Medea, Tanya Saracho’s Mala Hierba, Electricidad by Luis Alfaro, The Vagina Monologues, Bill’s Shorts One and Two, Cowboy Mouth, Grease and Once Upon A Mattress. Last summer she co-directed Women and Servants by Lope de Vega for LA Escena: Los Angeles Hispanic Classical Theater Festival and is gearing up for an ambitious year of directing classical and original works including Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias for the United Solo Theater Festival in NY written and performed by Oscar Emmanuel Fabela.